#5 Devon Smith - Best and Fairest (really)


#2204

was a very silly thing to do, lucky he missed


#2205

He Essingtoned that punch, we need NatRat back as Boxing Coach


#2206

I love his toughness, tackling,gut running, and smarts around goal.

But what I absolute love, and it’s captain material type stuff-
is when the opposition get a run on and start to pull away, it’s always him that goes up a gear,
to try and reel in the oppositions dominance

Every time.


#2207

He’s a shoe in for the leadership group next year, right?


#2208

Only a fine!

If he connects he breaks his jaw. Very lucky boy.


#2209

Maybe we can get six points for that goal he tried to kick, but missed?


#2210

Depends
How did it look?


#2211

Yep, I agree, but that’s their system. It’s all about the outcome rather than the action so players chance their luck.


#2212

No doubt in my mind what his intention was.


#2213

Well in that case, definitely 6 points for Mr Smith then.
Well spotted.
Would you like a job at the AFL?


#2214

I struggle with singlethink, let alone doublethink, so I’ll have to decline.


#2215

Like Hooker last week both players knew exactly where their punches were going, i.e. avoiding contact to the head


#2216

Hahaha.


#2217

So because Gaff threw an uncontrolled punch, all punches are uncontrolled. Righto. The fact that Zac Jones was fined for making actual contact with Zerrett’s head a couple of weeks ago makes Smith’s fine a bit of a joke.


#2218

Sorry for repeating. I wrote this in the review thread but belongs here. Apologies if someone has already mentioned it too.

If you look at the replay, McIntosh went for the punch to Smith’s body first but Smith’s lightning fast reflexes make it appear it was he who went for the punch to McIntosh’s head. In effect Smith did not want to hit him and merely just stopped McIntosh from hitting him and showing him who was boss. Nothing in it except for AFL propaganda.


#2219

And Richmond targeted Devon right from the start of the match. The AFL need to deal with players/teams who niggle players with pinches, punches and other niggling tactics. If one player starts it the other player should be entitled to finish it.
They don’t want to ban all punches …So the odd haymaker will continue to connect


#2220

AFL: “If you don’t stop it I’ll turn this game around”


#2221

Dev: HM…hold my beer?!!


#2222

I thought Dev broke the tackle record a few rounds back? Or is that a H&A record and Swallow’s record includes finals?


#2223

Swallow’s didn’t include finals. Smith had the most tackles of any player after 19 rounds but not 22 rounds.